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On the 13th and 14th December 2017, the House of Representatives will host a public hearing on a Bill for an Act to Provide for The Establishment of The Non-Governmental Organizations’ Regulatory Commission for The Supervision, Co-ordination and Monitoring of Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organisations Etc., In Nigeria And for Related Matters (hereinafter “Bill”).
Nonprofits in Nigeria continue to play a vital role in strengthening democracy, advancing freedom of expression and enriching our diversity. Over the years, Nigerians have turned to nonprofit organisations for support and they have kept their doors opened to serve millions of communities, families and individuals; taking on a variety of causes that critically require their intervention. Nonprofit organisations and social enterprises make an important contribution to the Nigerian economy and our society, as well as providing employment.
The services provided by nonprofit organisations, community groups, and social enterprises play crucial roles in ensuring that individuals and communities are well equipped to deal with structural changes in the nation’s economy, providing support to vulnerable groups, or supporting communities to develop. Nonprofits complement government’s efforts.
Between 95 – 98% of nonprofits in the country are funded directly by their founders with support from friends, family and the public. Only 2 – 5% receive foreign funding. Founders of nonprofits have noted that they are motivated to start a nonprofit given the growing inequality that exits in their communities and the need to act to remedy this. These are a set of talking points we encourage individuals and organisations in the nonprofit space to use in their advocacy around the NGO Regulatory Agency Bill.
Existing Regulatory Framework
Restrictions on Capacity Building
Criminalization of unregistered organisations
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